Friday, September 23, 2011


Bento D’souza sdb

BHINGAR, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011: On September 22, 2011 ten members of ADMA met for half an hour in the chapel to pray for the needs of the parish and of the world of youth. Before the Eucharist, Ms. Victoria Solomon spoke on various aspects of the life of Fr. Johnny Bosco as a young priest. They were as follows: Discernment of the call to work with youth by Fr. Cafasso, the first entrant into his life, Bartholomew Garelli, the work with Baronness Barolo and the invitation to work for girls, his difficulties in finding shelter and in working for the troublesome boys, his escapade in being driven to the mad house by two of the priests and finally on the inauguration of the Oratory - first Salesian house - at Easter. The previous month, Theresa Patole spoke about the first prophetic dream of the young adolescent Johnny Bosco. Next month, Shobha Dette will speak about the role of Mamma Margaret in the life, work and spirituality of Don Bosco and the beginnings of the Congregation.

“The ADMA group is not a group for formation per se,” states Fr. Elias Dias, “but is the group that sees to the care of the church and the celebration of the Eucharist.” This is the type of training given to the members of the ADMA not just in public communication but also in imbibing the spirit of Don Bosco through the year, before they make their promise at the end.

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